Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD Review

Editor: David Mitchelson  Date: 14-03-12   0 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction


Product on Review: Pyro SE SATA 3 SSD
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Patriot
Street Price: £158 (At time of review)

Patriot Memory are well known for their RAM and USB flash products and awareness of their SSD products is also growing. Their SATA 2 SSDs Inferno and Torqx, may not be that well known but their SATA 3 SSDs – Wildfire and Pyro have a strong reputation in the industry. Today we will be looking to the next step in their SATA 3 endevours as we consider the Pyro SE. An SSD that slots right in between the Wildfire and Pyro. Using the SandForce SF-2281 Controller some will be wondering just what the differences are – you will have to read on further to discover this!

The SandForce SF-2200 family is very popular amongst SATA 3 SSDs currently available and we have already reviewed many drives using this controller – so it will be interesting to see how the Pyro SE compares against other rivals that essentially have the same makeup.



Patriot Memory’s take on Pyro SE
The Patriot Memory Pyro SE is the perfect choice for those looking to upgrade to get blazingly fast start up times and near instantaneous access to their data. Powered by the latest SandForce® SF-2281 processor and utilizing the ultra-fast SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, The Pyro SE brings the improved performance of synchronous NAND to the brand offering Performance Users and Gamers the speed advantage they demand. To ensure the Patriot Memory Pyro SE provides rock-solid performance, technologies like TRIM, DuraClass, and DuraWrite have been included. Offering read/write speeds of 500+ MB/s, the Pyro SE will chew through large file transfers and make even the most demanding applications a smooth experience. With the Pyro SE, Patriot memory has continued pricing very aggressively to offer one of the best price-per-performance ratios on the market. Backed by Patriot Memory's award winning build quality and 3-year warranty; the Patriot Memory Pyro SE will deliver one of the most reliable choices in performance class SSDs.


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